Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16288 and Mobile Emulator Build 15240

Michael Cottuli

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There’s been another Insider update to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK preview and Mobile Emulator builds, being dubbed 16288 and 15240, respectively. These aren’t huge changes, but there are a few things worth noting for developers who frequently install preview builds for these services.

Here are the notes from Microsoft’s blog post:

Things to note:

  • This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017.  You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 Creators build or earlier to the Store.
  • The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.

Breaking Changes

  • ecmangen.exe removal from the SDK:  Ecmangen.exe will no longer ship with the Windows SDK. Developers who rely on ecmangen for event manifest creation are advised to install the Windows Creators Edition of the SDK to obtain the file. Developers may also use notepad or other XML editor of choice for manifest creation. A schema file is available on MSDN to aid in manifest creation, for tools that support it.

You can find both of these builds on the Windows Insider page corresponding with their programs, mashed together nicely right here. Just follow the big blue buttons, and you’ll be able to grab the Insider build of your choice.